Daily Archives: August 9, 2009

San Francisco Libertarians Ask California Newspapers to Use “Top-Two”, not “Open Primary”, to Describe 2010 Ballot Measure

In June 2010, California voters will decide on a ballot measure that would change California elections to a system referred to by newspapers as the “open primary.” The officials of the San Francisco Libertarian Party sent a letter to most California [read more]

Coverage varies on the release of FEC 2008 election results

As reported here at Independent Political Report by Peter Orvetti, the FEC has released its vote totals for the 2008 election. The information gives important statistics for third party presidential and congressional candidates. There was a wide range of how the numbers were reported in the media. An opinion piece at onthewilderside compares coverage at: Ballot Access News; Independent Political Report; and The Hill. [read more]

FEC releases official popular vote count from 2008 presidential election

The Federal Election Commission has released its “2008 presidential popular vote summary for all candidates listed on at least one state ballot.” The results:
Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,498,516 [52.93%]
John McCain (Republican) [read more]